Global recruitment business SThree has renewed its Climate Neutral status with ClimateCare, offsetting its 2017 scope 1, 2 and 3 carbon footprint.
“Compensating for our climate impact is a crucial part of SThree’s environmental responsibility. ClimateCare work with us every year to design a bespoke project selection that meets our technology and geography preferences within budget” explains Gemma Branney, SThree’s Head of CSR.
SThree’s carbon offset programme is a core component of its CSR strategy, sitting alongside the SThree Foundation, a thriving skills-based volunteering culture and proactive fundraising across the globe.
As a recruitment business, SThree has a CSR vision of ‘Transforming Lives through Skills and Work’. The ClimateCare team works closely with SThree to design and implement a bespoke offset programme that reflects this business purpose. As a result, SThree’s investment not only cuts carbon, but creates wider community benefits and local employment opportunities.
The ClimateCare team were also able to source projects in locations with resonance for SThree staff and clients. As a result, this year SThree is supporting an Indian solar project, reflecting the fact that it has several clients in the renewable energy sector. It is also supporting a Gold Standard clean cooking programme in Uganda, an addition to their charitable work in the country, where employee fundraising has recently provided solar panels for the SOS Children’s Village in Gulu, giving 12 houses access to sustainable energy.
ClimateCare’s CEO Edward Hanrahan commented ‘SThree is a long-term partner and we’re delighted to help them achieve Climate Neutrality again this year through a project selection that aligns with the interests of their clients and employees’.